The word would fit within the following context:

I found the ______ of my search.

I know there there is a simple word which describes an object which is being searched for, but I just can't remember what it was.

  • Normally I'd use "object" in the above sentence. – Hot Licks Jan 12 '15 at 4:15

Quarry to use a hunting metaphor, object to be more literal.

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Target or object. It is what you are aiming at or looking for.

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Quaesitum is defined as something sought after, if you want to be fancy :)

That which is sought; the answer to a problem.

from: Lexico

: something sought for : end, objective

our intuition that one of the ideas … is, at last, our quaesitum— William James

from: Merriam-Webster

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  • 2
    This would be improved by including a dictionary reference for the definition. – KillingTime Jun 13 at 22:37

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